Dear Fellow Rhode Islander,
On Friday, October 19, 2018, I, Joe Trillo, an independent candidate for Governor, let all retirees know that — unlike the other two candidates — I am listening. I will propose the following by executive order (attached) on the first day I take office to help pension holders, harmed by the actions of Gina Raimondo, recover some of their money that she recklessly invested and lost.
First, I intend to restore a one-time 3% COLA in my budget; and second, I will appoint Ed “Ted” Siedle as special counsel to the Governor. Siedle will have full authority to continue the investigation he started in 2013 and finally get to the bottom of Gina Raimondo’s wrongdoing. He believes we may be able to recover in excess of $100,000,000 dollars or more. I would like the money recovered to go toward restoring the wrongly taken COLAs.
My administration will also appoint Spencer Dickinson, a former Democratic State Representative, and former Democratic candidate for governor, as chair of a special commission. Dickinson is someone who has been on the record for always standing up for the pension system, and as chair of this special commission, will look into what can be done moving forward, to right some of the wrongs committed by the passage of the Rhode Island Retirement and Security Act of 2011.
A recent statewide poll conducted by Harvard University’s John Della Volpe, showed tremendous support for my candidacy, which has been showing increasing support each day. This poll, along with my internal polling, shows that I am within striking distance to win the governor’s race.
On the day I am sworn in as Governor, this executive order will become law, and pension holders will finally be able to recoup some of the money Gina Raimondo carelessly squandered from the state’s pension system.
I cannot take action unless I am Governor, so I am respectfully asking for your support.
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